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New trick for getting to sleep

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by Andrew, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Senior Member

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    I've tried this three times and it has worked on all of them. I hope posting this doesn't jinx me. The trick is I get out of bed and lie on my couch in the living room with the lights out. I either lie there flat on my side with a pillow (like when I normally go to sleep). Or, I lie on my back reclined (held up with large cushions), so I can wear earphones with relaxing music. I manage to doze off, but not for long. So after about the second or third time I doze off, I move to my bed, and I'm able to fall asleep. As for why I can doze off on my couch and not in bed, I can only speculate. And that's too much typing right now.

    BTW, I take sleeping pills and melatonin. Sometimes I add, over-the-counter sleep aids, and herbal tea. The couch method is in addition to all this.
     
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  2. Mary

    Mary Forum Support Assistant

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    @Andrew - you might try the amino acid glycine - it helps me a lot with sleep (as well as l-theanine, niacin, melatonin, etc.)
     
  3. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    That would never work for me. For me it's a about quieting my brain. It doesn't matter where my brain is, it's the drugs I put into my brain that quiet it.

    Glycine never did anything for me. I have a huge assortment of RX's and OTC I alternate. I find Suntheanine and passion flower only work when I wake up around 3 or 4 am to get me back to sleep.
     

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